Job Details

University of California Office of the President
  • Position Number: 1527523
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Labor / Employee Relations

Employee and Labor Relations Representative

Job Title
Employee and Labor Relations Representative

Requisition Number

Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Description
The Employee and Labor Relations Representative for the UCPath Center will report to the Human Resources Business Partner delivering employee & labor relations counsel, developing proactive solutions, while building relationships with all stakeholders. This position will play a key role in risk mitigation and will partner closely with other leaders to develop comprehensive, proactive plans and strategies to ensure a positive employee experience. The Employee and Labor Relations Representative will be responsible for managing grievances, being the union representative point of contact, conducting investigations, exit interviews, reporting on employee and labor relations issues and trends.

25% - Labor Relations
Provide advice and assistance on disciplinary and performance-based actions to managers and employees. Respond to requests for information from the union. Manage the grievance process with unions. This includes, but is not limited to: responding to the union, researching claims, evaluating claims and attending step meetings. Develop and implement internal guidance and provide regulatory and policy advice on workforce relations matters. Provide support for negotiations and administration of collective bargaining agreements. Counsel employees and provide information on employee rights and obligations, as well as due process rights associated with disciplinary and adverse actions. Liaison with UCOP labor relations.

75% - Employee Relations
Resolve employees' issues and handling complaints. Provide consultation and recommendations to staff and managers in the interpretation of policies and procedures, including conducting training/educational sessions to staff and managers. Conduct investigations on complaints and other high-leveraged allegations in order to mitigate risk and minimize legal action. Conduct exit interviews, analyzes data and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement. Provide coaching on performance management best practices. Partner with leadership and employees to develop and implement Core Values Program. Assist with employee engagement strategies.

110% - Other
Other projects and duties as assigned.

Full-Time Part-Time

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Must have 3+ years of experience in Human Resources, with an emphasis in Employee Relations
  • Demonstrated ability to mediate and use conflict resolution techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain confidential information.
  • Proven customer focus
  • Thorough knowledge of union / labor contracts.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of employee relations practices and programs.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively.
  • Experience providing employee relations related support to assigned client groups.
  • Demonstrated experience with applying employee relations specific concepts.

    Union / Non-Union

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